Bobble Stitch Cowl: Free Crochet Pattern
I thought I’d make one final addition to my 2017 patterns today!
I have not been at work for the past week, but I have been working hard on a few patterns, this one among them. My sister in law was not available to model this time so you’ll have to do with me.
This pattern came to me in a dream, sort of. Crocheting is a big part of my life and it’s very often I go to sleep thinking about patterns or techniques that I wanna try. So when I thought of this I probably wasn’t 100% sleeping, but you know, close enough. Anyhow, I woke up with the idea in my head and I ordered some new yarn, because obviously I didn’t have the perfect yarn at hand, poor me.
You might have noticed that I pretty much only use Ice Yarn yarns, and this time is no different. This yarn, featured in colors Dark Grey and Light Burgundy, is called Soft Touch Bulky and it’s really soft to the touch (see what I did there?). It’s truly the right yarn for this project and the colors are gorgeous as well.
I’ve judged the pattern to be between Easy and Intermediate in difficulty. I find it so hard to decide the difficulty of my patterns. I think most of them are easy, but I wrote them, so I can’t really trust myself on that… Even if this cowl is conceptually simple, it actually uses quite a few different stitches and techniques.
To make this cowl you need to know how to make a circle from a chain, how to crochet in the back bumps of the chain, how to single, double and triple crochet, how to do post stitches (crocheting around the post of a stitch instead of in the stitch), how to crochet in back loops only (blo) and how to crochet the bobble stitch. I have included a short instruction for how to crochet the bobble stitch under Stitches & Abbreviations used below, but I assume you know the rest of the techniques used.
About the pattern
You can buy a bundle of two beautifully formatted PDF versions of this pattern on Etsy. One version uses color, while the other is made in black and white to be more printer friendly.
Here’s the link to the Bobble Stitch Cowl Ravelry page, if you would like to start a project there.
Disclaimer: This pattern is an original pattern by Nea Creates, it may not be redistributed in any way, shape or form. If you want to share the pattern you may link to the pattern post, you may not repost the pattern on your site. Items completed from this pattern may be sold, provided that you give Nea Creates credit for the pattern and provide a link to the pattern post or home page.
Finished size: The cowl comes in 3 sizes, small, medium and large. However, the size can be easily adjusted if these are not enough. The finished cowl has a circumference of 58/70/82cm and measures 25/30/35cm high, respectively for each of the sizes.
Notes: This pattern uses US crochet terms and SI units throughout. Chain 2 and chain 1 at the beginning of rows do not count as double crochets and single crochets, so we never skip a stitch at the beginning of a row. Since bobble stitches show on the wrong side of the work, the rows with bobble stitches are worked from the inside of the cowl instead of the outside. The number of stitches or repeats for each size is indicated like this: (small/medium/large).
Materials & Tools
– Yarn calling for a 7-8mm crochet hook in any color you like (I used approximately 200g/220m of Soft Touch Bulky by Ice Yarns for size medium)
– A 7mm crochet hook
– An 8mm crochet hook (optional)
– Stitch markers
– Yarn needle
Abbreviations & Stitches used
- yo – Yarn over
- tyw – Turn your work
- st(s) – Stitch(es)
- ch – Chain
- ss – Slip stitch
- blo – Back loop(s) only
- sc – Single crochet
- dc – Double crochet
- fptc – Front post triple crochet
- bs – Bobble stitch, in the same st [yo, insert hook through st, yo and pull through, yo and pull through 2 loops on the hook]×4, yo and pull through all 5 loops on the hook
Pattern – Bobble Stitch Cowl
N! Using the 8mm hook or crocheting loosely, ch a multiple of 12 (60/72/84). Change to the 7mm hook, make sure the ch is not twisted and ss to the back bump of the first ch.
R1 ch 2, dc in each back bump across (60/72/84), ss to the first dc (60/72/84)
R2 ch 2, [dc, 2 fptc]×20/24/28, ss to the first dc of the row (60/72/84)
R3 ch 2, 60/72/84 dc in blo, ss to the first dc of the row (60/72/84)
R4 ch 1, tyw, [2 sc, bs, 9 sc]×5/6/7, ss to the first sc of the row (60/72/84)
R5 ch 2, tyw, 60/72/84 dc, ss to the first dc of the row (60/72/84)
R6 ch 1, tyw, [8 sc, bs, 3 sc]×5/6/7, ss to the first sc of the row (60/72/84)
R7 repeat R5 (60/72/84)
N! Repeat R4-7 2/3/4 more times (or until the cowl is the height you want, ending on a R5 or R7). (60/72/84)
R16/20/24 ch 2, 60/72/84 dc in blo, ss to the first dc of the row (60/72/84)
R17/21/25 ch 2, [dc, 2 fptc]×20/24/28 (60/72/84)
N! Cut the yarn and either ss to the first dc of the last row, yo and pull completely through the loop on the hook to form a knot, then weave in the yarn tail, or pull the yarn tail out of the last fptc completely, thread it and pull it under both loops of the first dc of the last row, then down through the last dc P1-3, then weave it in, making at least one knot.
If you followed this pattern and crocheted your own Bobble Stitch Cowl, please share it with me! #NeaCreates